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Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd is a freelance writer covering personal finance, banking, credit cards, travel rewards and loyalty programs. He is passionate about helping readers build their financial security and get more mileage out of their wallets. Aaron’s work has been featured in several publications including Rolling Stone, Forbes, Robb Report, The Points Guy and NerdWallet.

In addition to being recognized as an expert in consumer financial products and loyalty programs, Aaron is a private pilot, runs a strategy consultancy, maintains an active social media presence on Twitter and a blog at

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Private Equity Investing

Private Equity Investing: Definition, Pros & Cons, How to Invest

Private equity investing is a way for high-net-worth investors to buy a stake in companies that aren't traded on public exchanges.

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier: Which One Is Best for You?

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Southwest Airlines Premier cards can both help you rapidly accumulate Southwest points. But which card is the better choice?

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve are two of Chase’s flagship cards that earn Ultimate Rewards. If you travel often, one of these cards should be in your wallet, but which one? Read on to find out.

Best no annual fee travel credit cards

Best No Annual Fee Travel Credit Cards for 2024

Most travel credit cards carry an annual fee, but if you don’t travel often or are on a budget, there are still some great options out there. Here are the best travel credit cards with no annual fee.

Capital One Quicksilver vs. Capital One QuicksilverOne

The Capital One Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne reward cards both offer 1.5% cash back rewards on all purchases and no foreign transaction fees. But which one is right for you?

best hotel credit cards

Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2024

Which hotel credit card is the best for you depends on whether you value point transfers, elite status, or free nights. In this article, we’ll help you decide.

Amex Gold vs Chase Sapphire Preferred

Amex Gold vs Chase Sapphire Preferred: Why We Choose Preferred for Travelers

The American Express Gold Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer elevated rewards in several categories like groceries, dining and travel. Which one is right for you?

best low interest rate credit cards

Best Low Interest Credit Cards 2024

If you are carrying credit card debt, low interest credit cards are a smart choice. Find the best low interest rate credit cards and select the best one for you.

Chase Freedom Unlimited vs Sapphire Preferred

Chase Freedom Unlimited vs Sapphire Preferred: Pick or Combine

The Chase Freedom Unlimited and Chase Sapphire Preferred both earn Ultimate Rewards. One or both of these cards can be a great addition to your wallet, depending on your spending and travel patterns. In this article, we’ll help you pick the best card for you.

priority pass select

How to Maximize Your Priority Pass Select Membership Rewards

Priority Pass is a lounge access program offered by many premium rewards credit cards. Credit Cards with lounge access can be one of the most affordable ways to access airport lounges. Here’s everything you need to know about Priority Pass.

delta skymiles

How Much Are Delta SkyMiles Worth?

Delta SkyMiles is the frequent flyer program of Delta Air Lines. Members can redeem miles for flights and more. How much are your SkyMiles worth?

Southwest Airlines Miles

How Much Are Southwest Airlines Miles Worth?

Rapid Rewards is the loyalty program of Southwest Airlines, offering points redeemable for flights. But how much are Southwest Airlines points worth?